Newton's Dark Secrets (2005)


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Newton's Dark Secrets
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Original PBS Broadcast Date: November 15, 2005

He was the greatest scientist of his day, perhaps of all time. But while Isaac Newton was busy discovering the universal law of gravitation, he was also searching out hidden meanings in the Bible and pursuing the covert art of alchemy. In this program, NOVA explores the strange and complex mind of Isaac Newton.

Using docudrama scenes starring Scott Handy (Masterpiece Theatre's Henry VIII) as Newton, this film recreates the unique climate of late 17th-century England, where a newfound fascination with science and mathematics coexisted with extreme views on religious doctrine. Newton shared both obsessions.

The program also covers Newton's most important discoveries in mathematics, physics, and optics. And it follows a detailed recreation of one of Newton's little-known alchemical experiments, assembled by Bill Newman, Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at Indiana University, who spent y... (read more)


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N.ERIC BOBBINGTON wrote 4 years ago.
Newton was a great, brave and true scientist.He was not
afraid to proclaim hjs faith and belief in GOD.Present day
scientist are really scared to proclaim their belief in GOD
because they think their scientific knowledge will be

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